On Sunday, I bought a big fillet of red snapper. And I threw it in the garbage.
I hate wasting food. Hate. It. When the wasted food cost quite a bit of money, say equal to enough ground turkey to feed my family of 4 for at least 5 days, it literally makes me feel sick. Plus, just the sheer disappointment of anticipating a yummy meal, to only have some mashed potatoes to eat made me practically teary-eyed.
I got the recipe from a link in Cooking Light. It looked easy, simple and relatively healthy. I followed the directions to the letter. The fish came out tough and rubbery. Rubbery to the point of being inedible. Believe me, if I could have eaten it somehow, I would have since I really hate wasting food. I tried various parts of the filet to determine if there was any edible part, but the whole fish was just awful. Ugh. The waste, the waste!
And I don’t know what went wrong! Is it the recipe? Is it the fish? How aggravating! So, now I’ll forever be scared to buy red snapper again. All this because I was tired of the same three types of fish I eat.